April 30, 2020

I love everything about the space program.

I am fascinated by the technology necessary to propel a person or even an object into space. The teamwork and networking necessary to launch 140,000 lbs. into orbit, and keep it there, are not lost on me. But the minutiae, math, and details are overwhelming to me. The bravery of those men and women who are willing to strap themselves to a rocket, built by the lowest bidder, and be hurdled into space is impressive. I am intrigued by all the planets, solar systems, and unknown aspects of our universe and am always quick to enjoy the latest pictures from deep space. And while many are looking for ways to explain away the very existence of God and exchan...

April 21, 2020

Several years ago, I went to a local hospital to visit someone from our church community only to be turned away at the front desk. It wasn’t that the person didn’t want to see me, they didn’t want to see anyone! At the time I thought it strange, but after spending a few nights in the same hospital over the years, I get it – at least I understand. Nobody wants to wear those gowns! Everyone wants to go to the bathroom on their own!

There are certain things that are meant to be private. What should I reveal to the world? Should my wife know every thought? Is it possible to have accountability without complete transparency? Is community possible without vulnerability? If I am honest about my thou...

April 14, 2020

No matter who you are, the governor’s executive order has placed each one of us in a difficult position. For some, there are some incredible blessings to this season. But for many others in our community, they are deeply impacted by this order. I want to highlight just a few of those who have a less than positive view on this order, and for good reason.

Some restaurant workers have lost their jobs in this season as restaurants who were already operating on a thin profit margin closed their doors permanently. Other servers, baristas, and cooks have been able to stay employed with carry-out and delivery orders, but the profits have been deeply gouged.

Used car dealerships are closing, either bec...

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